Tech giant expands in Adelaide
Monday, 16 November 2015
Global technology giant Hewlett Packard has expanded its presence in South Australia, opening their new headquarters in Adelaide as well as opening its new Innovation and Collaboration Centre at the University of South Australia’s Catherine Spence building on North Terrace.
The new South Australian headquarters is expanding the company’s Adelaide presence by approximately 430 high-end technology positions.
The new Innovation and Collaboration Centre – a partnership between HP, the University of SA and the State Government – is the first of its type in Australia, with the State Government contributing $5.5 million towards its establishment.
The centre will provide world-class resources and support for accelerating the growth of small to medium enterprises (SMEs), start-ups and student entrepreneurs.
Hewlett Packard will also partner with the University of South Australia to deliver a four-year ICT Honours degree, which includes work placements with Hewlett Packard that further support workforce development and expansion.
The Government is also supporting training to help workers move into the ICT sector – including workers displaced from declining industries such as automotive, who are looking to re-skill.
UniSA Vice Chancellor, Professor David Lloyd, said it’s a partnership which champions the growth of SA’s business sector through a collaborative, dynamic and supportive environment.
“It’s one which will help educate the professionals of tomorrow, as our students will be able to generate their business ideas and utilise the resources of the Centre,” Professor Lloyd said
Hewlett Packard Enterprise, South Pacific Managing Director Nick Wilson said the centre is a direct reflection of Hewlett Packard’s dedication to enabling innovation that transforms industries, markets and lives.
“Investing more in Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics is vital for the economic future of our region, and will help to strengthen relationships between industry, the public sector and the higher education sector,” said Mr Wilson.